Obama Warned Us – What Government Does

We hear all the time about how government is the problem. Well, it turns out we rely on it in a whole lot of ways. Not only does it keep us strong through our military and our law enforcement, it plays a vital role in caring for our seniors and our veterans, educating our kids, making sure our workers are trained for the jobs that are being created, arming our businesses with the best science and technology so they can compete with companies from other countries. It plays a key role in keeping our food and our toys and our workplaces safe. It helps folks rebuild after a storm. It conserves our natural resources. It finances startups. It helps to sell our products overseas. It provides security to our diplomats abroad.

BARACK OBAMA, remarks on the reopening of the government, Oct. 17, 2013

“Oh, wait… not that last one.”

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  1. “it plays a vital role in caring for our seniors and our veterans, educating our kids, making sure our workers are trained for the jobs that are being created, arming our businesses with the best science and technology so they can compete with companies from other countries. It plays a key role in keeping our food and our toys and our workplaces safe. It helps folks rebuild after a storm. It conserves our natural resources. It finances startups. It helps to sell our products overseas.”

    Not that ANY of that is enumerated as a legitimate function of government in the Constitution, and would be better handled by free markets.

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  2. @2: I second that. Only caring for our veterans seems legit as a contractural matter: “The government will provide you with benefits X, Y, and Z if you enlist.” All the other stuff is unconstitutional.

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